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Coin of Sardis with bust of Elagabalus, struck under Hermophilus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Prize crown, containing palm, on base, inscription in Greek. Inscriptions in Greek around and below. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1965: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to MFA, February 10, 1965

Credit Line

Gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 218–222

Mint

Sardis, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 10.20 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.204

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins